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Thread #114362   Message #2455743
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
02-Oct-08 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: BOYS, PUT YO' HANDS ON IT
Lyr. Add: BOYS, PUT YO' HANDS ON IT

1
O boys, put yo' hands on it,
O boys, put yo' hands on it,
When I say go, boys, go!
2
O boys, put yo' hands on it,
O boys, when I holler set it on time,
Everybody goes around.
3
Say pick up, boys, pick up high,
Goin' line that track steel,
O boys, pick it up high.
4
Say, boys, when you get back here,
Pick up that steel,
Say, put your hands on it.
5
Say, boys, put your hands on it,
Everybody goin' to jump at it.
Set it in the bed, boys.
6
Say, boys, raise your hand higher,
Says, boys, raise your hands higher,
Everybody goin' to jump at it.

H. W. Odum and G. B. Johnson, 1926, "Negro Workaday Songs," p. 107.
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